Topic: Data scraping

Clearview loses extraterritoriality appeal

An Australian court has found that Clearview AI breached privacy law despite having no presence in the country, in a ruling that clarified Australian privacy law’s territorial scope and its application to companies that scrape huge amounts of public personal data.

10 May 2023

Oracle class action survives

A California judge has allowed most of a proposed class action against Oracle to continue, but said some of the plaintiffs’ arguments only “barely” survived.

11 April 2023

BIPA is unconstitutional, Macy’s argues

A major retailer pulled into the Clearview AI federal class action has been allowed to argue that the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act is unconstitutional, following a recent ruling which the company says has exposed defendants to “crippling” and disproportionate damages.

11 April 2023

Meta ordered to pay €731 million LGPD damages

A Brazilian court has ordered Meta to pay more than 4 billion reais following a 2021 data leak.

29 March 2023

GitHub and OpenAI plaintiffs seek anonymity amid slurs and death threats

Plaintiffs have alleged they were exposed to slurs and threats of bodily harm after filing a copyright class action against Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI.

15 March 2023

Top Australian court allows Facebook case to proceed

Australia’s High Court has revoked Facebook’s leave to appeal against enforcement linked to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, following changes in laws relevant to overseas services.

07 March 2023

TikTok’s newest wiretapping lawsuit: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 6 March 2023

TikTok was sued in a Pennsylvania federal court over wiretap claims; Democrats propose banning the use of personally identifiable health data for commercial advertising; a Senate Republican introduces data privacy Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act amendments; and investors in a software company sue over its company’s alleged misuse of Meta’s platforms.

06 March 2023

Another appeal over German non-material damages claim withdrawn

Scalable Capital has withdrawn its appeal against an order to pay non-material damages following a breach of customer data, potentially signalling further losses in parallel cases it is fighting across Germany.

06 March 2023

Stability AI faces fresh Getty scraping suit

Getty Images has sued Stability AI in US federal court claiming wide-scale copyright infringement, weeks after pursuing similar litigation in the UK.

06 February 2023

Artists claim AI company infringed their copyright

A putative class action claims a London-based tech company unlawfully used copyrighted photos to create AI-generated images.

17 January 2023

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